MIND/BODY CONNECTION

Nick Paniagua

Ian Sitren

Nick Paniagua’s take on his healthful lifestyle is to “live, eat and breathe this stuff.” Paniagua is one of the most popular BodySpace members on Body
Building.com and always in the top six of men’s profiles as “XNickEdgeX.”

Nick is an IT analyst in Aliso Viejo, California. Only recently he was a skinny kid who always got picked on—that is, until he discovered iron. Now, after a little more than a year, he’s built some muscle and stays ripped. He’s taking his time packing on 30 more pounds, and he’s doing it by eating right and lifting as a drug-free athlete. No cheating. He eats protein and moderate carbs and helps out his diet with protein powder and power-building supplements. He hasn’t had any alcohol in four years, though he admits that he does miss pizza.

Nick has another goal too. He’s going for his dream of becoming a professional fitness consultant, working with athletes in many sports, not just bodybuilding. He really likes the forums on BodyBuilding
.com, as he’s able to find out almost anything he needs to know. “I can ask a question,” he says, “and get back all kinds of good information.” He adds that it really makes him happy to be able to help others on BodySpace.com who ask him questions about how to get it done.

Check out Nick on BodySpace: http://bodyspace.bodybuilding
.com/XNickEdgeX. Or you can just go to the BodySpace front page. He’s always there among the top six guys.

 

Editor’s note: For more BodySpace bodies and info, visit Bodybuilding.com.


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